About Us

What Defines Us

Descending from a long line of fine crafters and passionate creators.

Le Roux relies on the legacy of knowledge passed down, underpinned by a fundamental love of design to bring a rich legacy of South African heritage into each and every product we create.

Le Roux relies on the legacy of knowledge passed down, underpinned by a fundamental love of design to bring a rich legacy of South African heritage into each and every product we create.

Meticulous attention to detail combined with the use of locally sourced and authentic hide means that every product carries our stamp of premium sophistication and understated elegance with only the highest quality finishes.

This is design and manufacture with a purpose – to showcase luxurious, natural Ostrich leather for those with a palate for the finer things in life.

Owner managed, with international design and manufacture standards, Le Roux products promise unparalleled quality, sophisticated yet functional design and authentic leather experience using premium hides.

The journey of a lineage that started three hundred and thirty years ago in Blois, France, continues as an ongoing quest to grow and to craft world class products that honour the artisanal and agricultural roots of the name Le Roux.

The Journey

The Valley of the Loire is known as the Garden of France

on account of its vineyards, orchards and verdant beauty, and also as the Cradle of the French for its rich history which has contributed so much to French culture.

Home to famous cities like Orléans and Chartres, the historic Orléanais region was the cradle of South Africa’s Le Roux family, whose ancestors Jean and Gabriel set out on a journey from the town of Blois.

A turbulent period followed the 1685 Edict of Fontainebleau which revoked the freedom of faith granted by the Edict of Nantes. It was during the exodus of the Huguenots that the Le Roux family journey started. The first leg took the two brothers to the Netherlands as refugees. The second leg saw Jean and Gabriel boarding a ship in the city of Delft, whence they arrived at the Cape in 1688.

The Huguenots of the Loire Valley were mostly artisans and agriculturalists, and they brought their skills to the new land. The Le Roux brothers were soon cultivating the vine on farms like La Concorde and Salomonsvlei along the banks of the Berg River in the Drakenstein region where the 10th generation of the family are producing exquisite wines today.

Further journeys extended the lineage to Stellenbosh, Franschhoek, Wellington, Worcester, Caledon and further east to the Klein Karoo, in particular the town of De Rust which was founded on land donated by Stephanus DP le Roux in 1899. It was in this area that the Le Roux family first took up Ostrich and Angora goat farming which in time made them suppliers of the finest ostrich hide, mohair and leather products.

The Le Roux family heritage of quality and authenticity coupled with creativity and innovation is alive and vibrant today.

The journey of a lineage that started three hundred and thirty years ago in Blois, France, continues as an ongoing quest to grow and to craft world class products that honour the artisanal and agricultural roots of the name Le Roux.